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Umbraco Codegarden 2020

event starts

27 May 2020

event ends

29 May 2020


DOK5000 Odense, South Denmark, Denmark

Codegarden is the biggest international Umbraco conference in the world. It is also the only Umbraco conference that’s organized by Umbraco HQ - the company behind Umbraco CMS.

Codegarden is relevant to anyone working with Umbraco. We want Codegarden to be a great experience for developers, creatives and business owners alike.

The goal of the conference is to give current and future Umbracians from all around the world the chance to connect, share ideas, and attend great sessions which range from general topics to niche technical, and business talks. 

Who can be next on a Codegarden stage? 

We want to see the best and broadest Codegarden program ever, and for that, we need your ideas and input. We want to hear from developers, designers and the business side of Umbraco, so no matter if you have a great technical session targeting developers, a creative session targeting designers, or a case-story targeting the business audience, then Codegarden could be the stage to present it on.

Past speakers at Codegarden - Roles include but are not limited to: 

  • Developers
  • Designers
  • Project managers
  • Digital marketers
  • Agency directors
  • Product managers
  • Technical writers
  • Open Source advocates
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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

07 Nov 2019

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

07 Jan 2020

This event is in Romance Daylight Time (UTC+02:00) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone () is .

What topics can be featured in Codegarden? 

  • Business 

Your talk targets sales, marketing and project managers that might have little or no technical background. The presentation is focused on case-studies and enhancing client communication.

  • Soft skills  / Developer’s life

Your talk focuses on learning experiences and sharing ideas and stories that are engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking. The talk can cover career stories that inspire the audience and leave them with practical and actionable takeaways.  

  • Creative 

Your talk targets web designers and web developers. The audience can expect design-focused talks that might contain HTML, JavaScript, or CSS, but none, or very little .NET code.

  • Technical 

Your talk targets .NET developers, DevOps with a strong focus on code and the technical part of working with Umbraco. The talk delves into the Umbraco and will give any developer an edge in the fast-moving world of Umbraco.

We welcome new ideas that you might have for a talk you believe would be a great fit for Codegarden’s audience. There are however talks that we will not be able to include in the program, as they are not aligned with the conference’s goals. 

  • Talks promoting commercial packages
  • Marketing pitches/promotion speaks
  • Proposals that do not comply with Codegarden’s Code of Conduct

How do we select the speakers?

We have a panel of reviewers with different backgrounds and perspectives. The proposals are presented anonymously to the reviewers who then rate each submission and add a comment. Once the review is finished, the next phase starts by discussing the top-rated proposals. The decision is reached based on the time slots available and the diversity of the topics.

As much as we want to accept as many proposals as possible, we are not always able to confirm a time slot for each of the proposals that received a positive review.

What format does the presentation have?

The sessions are planned to be 45 minutes long and do not include Q&A. If the speaker desires, they can open for questions and discussion at the venue afterward.

When can I expect to hear back from you? 

  • 07 November 2019 -- Call for Speakers open
  • 07 January 2020 -- Call for Speakers closes
  • 07 February 2020 -- Communication of results 

Some practical information for your submission 

  • Please use normal text in the submission fields
  • Please submit your bio in the 3rd person
  • Make the session title and description shine, and keep in mind the main takeaways your target audience will get from your talk     
  • The notes field is meant for any special requirements or information which doesn't fit into the description of your talk. Please do not put personal information in that section
  • The track and target audience fields are used as an aid for the planning, pick which you feel your talk fits best
  • As the selection is done anonymously, please do not include personal information in the session description
  • Never been to Codegarden before? Have a look at the program from last year's event, including the recordings of the sessions


expenses covered


expenses covered

event fee

free for speakers

Umbraco HQ handles the hotel booking and invites the speakers to arrange their travel plans. Detailed guidelines are shared with the speakers once the sessions have been confirmed.